Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: southeastern IL
Recommended engine oil NLA through Polaris?
OK here's the deal.
Going to change my oil.
Looked in my manual, 06 sportsman 500 HO calls for 0-40 Synthetic P/N 2871654.
Dealership sends my parts order out the door in a bag and I got PS-4 Plus 2876247.
I called Polaris, and they said the 2871654 superceded into 2876247 and was still available.
Dealer said it is NLA, and they substituted the new 2-50.
The story I got was it supercedes, and Polaris had done this with a lot of their oils. The parts coutners words were "they used to make a lot of different oils, but now they have consoldated and are just using a few. It's what we put in them and recommended, and will be OK".
I'm a little worried that Polaris has done this to cut manufacturing costs without regards to the longetivity of the machine. The manual spells out 0-40, not 2-50.
Should I go aftermarket 0-40 or put in the 2-50?
06 Sportsman 500 HO non EBS
06 Honda Recon 220
09 Coolster 125